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Performer: Miles Davis
Genre: Jazz
Title: Big Fun
Country: Europe
Released: 1974
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Modal
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Rating: 4.9
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Big Fun is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis. It was released by Columbia Records on April 19, 1974, and compiled recordings Davis had made in sessions between 1969 and 1972. Largely ignored in 1974, it was reissued on August 1, 2000, by Columbia and Legacy Records with additional material, which led to a critical reevaluation. Big Fun presents music from three different phases of Miles Davis's early-seventies "electric" period.

Despite the presence of classic tracks like Joe Zawinul's "Great Expectations," Big Fun feels like the compendium of sources it is. These tracks are all outtakes from other sessions, most notably Bitches Brew, On the Corner, and others. The other element is that many of these tracks appeared in different versions elsewhere. That is not to say the album should be dismissed

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Big Fun is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis. It delivered at least two additions to the jazz-rock canon, both almost half an hour long: Wayne Shorter’s Great Expectations, performed by a mixed Indian and jazz ensemble composed of sitar, tabla, trumpet, guitar, piano, clarinet, saxophone, bass, drums and Airto Moreira on berimbau, and Davis' Go Ahead John, performed by a quintet (Davis, McLaughlin, Holland, DeJohnette, Steve Grossman on saxophone).

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Miles Davis: Big Fun by Todd S. Jenkins, published on June 1, 2001. As Davis and Columbia had the habit of collecting tunes that may have been recorded months or years apart onto the same album, sometimes it’s been difficult to get a real idea of the chronology of Miles’ music. The four new tracks here ( Recollections, Trevere, The Little Blue Frog and Yaphet ) were released a while back on the 4-disc set The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions, which looked more globally at Miles’ early electric output. However, it does seem a little more appropriate to consider them in the closer context of Big Fun, which spanned four years of sessions in itself.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A Great Expectations
Bass – Ron CarterBass [Fender] – Harvey BrooksBass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinDrums – Billy CobhamElectric Guitar – John McLaughlinElectric Piano – Chick Corea, Herbie HancockPercussion – Airto MoreiraSitar [Electric], Tambura – Bihari Sharma, Khalil BalakrishnaSoprano Saxophone – Steve GrossmanTrumpet – Miles Davis
B Ife
Bass – Michael HendersonClarinet, Flute – Bennie MaupinDrums – Al Foster, William Hart*Percussion [African] – Mtume*Piano – Lonnie Liston SmithPiano, Sitar – Harold "Ivory" WilliamsSoprano Saxophone – Carlos GarnettSoprano Saxophone, Flute – Sonny FortuneTabla – Badal RoyTrumpet – Miles Davis
C Go Ahead John
Bass – Dave HollandDrums – Jack DeJohnetteGuitar – John McLaughlinSaxophone – Steve GrossmanTrumpet – Miles Davis
D Lonely Fire
Bass – Dave HollandBass [Fender] – Harvey BrooksBass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinDrums – Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnetteElectric Piano – Chick CoreaElectric Piano, Organ [Farfisa] – Joe ZawinulInstruments [Indian] – Airto Moreira, Khalil BalakrishnaSaxophone – Wayne ShorterTrumpet – Miles Davis

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – EM-DEE Music Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman


  • Artwork [Cover Art] – Corky McCoy
  • Engineer – Frank Laico (tracks: A), Stan Tonkel (tracks: B to D)
  • Engineer [Re-Mix Engineer] – John Guerriere, Russ Payne, Stan Weiss
  • Photography By – Swing Journal Co., Ltd., Japan*
  • Producer – Teo Macero
  • Written-By – Miles Davis

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Other (Disc 1 Catalog Number): C 32867
  • Other (Disc 2 Catalog Number): C 32868
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): AL 32867
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): BL 32867
  • Matrix / Runout (Label C): AL 32868
  • Matrix / Runout (Label D): BL 32868
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, Variant 1): P P AL-32867-1A I ∴ :
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, Variant 1): P P BL-32867-1A I C :
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, Variant 1): P P AL-32868-1A I C :
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, Variant 1): P P BL 32868-1B C B :
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, Variant 2): P P AL-32867-1A I ∴ :
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, Variant 2): P P BL-32867-1A I C :
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, Variant 2): P P AL-32868-1A I C :
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, Variant 2): P P BL 32868-1B 1 C

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
C2K 63973, 0639732000 Miles Davis Big Fun ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy, Columbia, Legacy C2K 63973, 0639732000 Europe 2000
S 88024, CBS S 88024, CBS 88024 Miles Davis Big Fun ‎(2xLP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS S 88024, CBS S 88024, CBS 88024 Europe 1974
COL 489776 2 Miles Davis Big Fun ‎(2xCD, Album, RE) Columbia COL 489776 2 Europe Unknown
36AP 1779~80 Miles Davis Big Fun ‎(2xLP, Album) CBS/Sony 36AP 1779~80 Japan 1974
SRCS 9737-8 Miles Davis Big Fun ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) SME Records SRCS 9737-8 Japan 2001

One of my favorite Miles albums. The line up on the different tracks is unbelievable. You have Hancock, Shorter, Corea, McLaughlin, Carter, Maupin, Airto, Cobham, DeJohnette, Zawinul, Holland et al. How can this be anything less than phenomenal?Iconic cover.....and Lonely Fire, good lord!

Freaky Hook
Does anyone have any information on Joe Zawinul's track "Muhler Laranja" credited right after Great Expectations on Side 1's label? On my copy it says Great Expectations M. Davis/ Muhler Laranja J. Zawinul (TT 27.34) I don't see anything on here that references that in any of the pressings listed.

better known as "orange lady". tune was originally tacked on to the end of "Great expectations" and the whole thing was released as "Great Expectations". Weather Report recorded it on their first album.

Great album, at once funky and atmospheric and with so many stretches of great musicianship. The 2000 reissue really adds value - unlike another reviwer here I feel "Recollections" is not boring at all, it has exquisite playing and subtle changes of mood and harmonics. The abundance of sitar and Indian-influenced drumming across several tracks (such as the opener "Great Expectations" is unusual and blends very nicely with Miles' band."Ife" is one of the high points of the set, dramatic and groovy and with great interpaly between keyboards, trumpet and drums. For some reason there is no credit for the prominent organ, though it kicks in at once at the opening of the track and then continues for several minutes, and returns in the closing section: does anyone know who is playing here? I was thinking perhaps Keith Jarrett, who was still with Miles' band in the summer of '72 when "Ife" was recorded but left soon afterwards, and who may have had contractual or musical reasons not to want to be credited here when the track was relased two years later. He is known to have played organ in this band, but also sometimes outside of it."Go Ahead John" which opens the second disc is an amazing track,. both in its fast and slow sections, and Jack DeJohnette (who is playing drums on many of the tracks) is especially funky in this one.

This and Get up With It are two corner stones of Miles Davis' funk and fusion period but they are also a hodge podge of different line ups and sessions. However each one holds together surprisingly well. Big Fun has two of my favourite tunes but over all Get Up With It is maybe the more consistent as a collection. Both have bad ass covers as well.Great Expectations is one of my all time favourite Miles tunes, it just has some a huge surging groove and menacing atmosphere. The way it changing into he placid Orange Lady halfway through also works beautifully. It really does remind me of a storm at sea followed by the clam after it blows itself out. Ife is a great groove with some very interesting sound effects that show the influence of Stockhausen on his work, however this piece along with several others from this time really only took shape when played live for instance on his 1973 In Concert album. Go Ahead John showcases Mile's love of blues and illustrates how much of his "funk" and "commercial" phase was really just going back to the blues. A massive track that showcases how much producer and editor Teo Macero brought to the table. The first half is dense and features some furious soloing from John McLaughlin but I love the darker funkier second half even more. The album ends with Lonely Fire which is pleasant ambience but doesn't do much for me.The CD reissue adds some bonus tracks, Recollections is a massive bore, tedious ambience. Littel Blue Frog is a pleasant jaunty sitar drenched piece that has elements of old school bop Miles. Quite cool and laid back. Trevere is dramatic and gives the impression of constantly starting and restarting without resolving. However has a ton of atmosphere with the shimmering keys and sitar textures. More of an interlude but interesting despite this. Yaphet is another tune with the sitar droning in the background. I read somewhere that Miles just got some guys from a local Indian restaurant to play on his sessions. Nice rim shot driven groove that again just seems to sit in space swirling round and has a definite feel of his earlier In A Silent Way when the high hats come in.If you like this era of Miles get this for Great Expectations and Go Ahead John, preferably on vinyl so you get the cool cover as you can live without the extra material.You can see Photek sampling a bit of this album in his studio in this old documentary on drum and bass.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyKuzY52hWUManingrey at London School of Sound

Corky McCoy's artwork is almost reason enough to own this record. The two brothers with afro's and bellbottoms wearing RED, BLACK and GREEN can also be found on Davis' On the Corner album. Musically, Big Fun sounds like a jazz mixtape; with each song the personnel changes so any sembelance of continuity is non-exsistant. If you are familar with Bitches Brew or any other Davis production from the period, you will recognize that Big Fun is essentially outtakes edited into new songs.

Don't be afraid to listen to "Lonely Fire" every day for a few months if you need to. It helps.